cPanel has dropped a bombshell on its customers with a price hike for its services that has left some running for the door marked exit. The company, which specialises in interfaces aimed at simplifying website and server management, announced the increases (PDF) without warning, with licences purchased or renewed from now hit …
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To answer your question, these substitutions by the British Government serve exactly the same role as do Rebrandings in private companies: driven by Marketing and a loss of nerve into a whimpering acknowledgement of present utter uselessness and a feeble embrace of welcome death.
To some extent prices rises are bound to happen, not merely from inflation or Brexit; but these seem a bit steep.
Very old people may remember that when vBulletin was taken over by Internet Brands, coincidentally prices and tariffs then rose. Oddly enough Internet Brands is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts --- 'Barbarians at the Gates'
I see a delightful Disney musical, filled with squeaky animatronic singing white robot/mouse-like creatures dancing and turning somersaults as immigrants in Ancient Rome or the American Old West, 50% gay, 20% Chinese and 10% black, with the boys as seamstresses and the girls as warrior princesses.
It is ok for them to increase their prices slightly, but they should have done gradual price changes over the years. Instead, nothing for 20 years and then a complete change of the licenses plus charge $0.20 per cPanel account is just greed. Per Account Billing can be difficult to do too.
They would have been best off leaving the VPS and Dedicated Server licenses and increasing the cost of those instead. Per Account Billing is a hassle.
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